I wasn’t sure how this would go. I mean, Ryan (11) told me for his AWANA book, he needed to be parent for the day. I was thrilled! I gave him my daily duties of laundry, dishes, giving Caleb a bath, etc… He said that isn’t what he had in mind. Ryan wanted to make the pancakes and he would have his sister (8) make scrambled eggs for supper. Sure, I thought. I think they can handle it.
It was so much fun to watch!
I helped Ryan get out the ingredients, handed him the cookbook and stood back to watch. Aside from a few questions on cracking the egg, he did it all himself. By the way, I refused to crack the egg for him. I told how to do it and made him try. After he successfully cracked the egg in the bowl, he turned around and exclaimed: I did it!
That, my friends, is parenting success.
I instructed him on how to tell if the pancakes are done. I told him how much batter to put on the griddle. He kept wanting me to take it over until all the batter was on the griddle or until the pancakes were flipped. I showed him how, but I did not want to take over. It was his and he could do it. And he did!!
The picture I had of him flipping the pancakes turned out blurry. Sorry. 🙁
Yes, I allowed a few white chocolate chips to celebrate the occasion.
Cora was in charge of the eggs. She had no qualms over cracking the eggs, mixing the eggs or cooking the eggs. I guess it is all the times she watched me in the kitchen. She does help me out more than the boys.
I encourage all of you to teach easy kitchen tasks to your children. Next week, I will give a few tips on “Letting Go In The Kitchen”.
In case you are wondering, there were not any egg shells in the batter or scrambled eggs. There were also not any lumps in the pancakes or burned eggs. They did a great job. 🙂